The Papacy

The Papacy : An Encyclopedia

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For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Papacy: An Encyclopedia website. Routledge is pleased to publish this acclaimed resource in a revised, expanded, and updated English language edition, translated by a team of experts in papal history. This comprehensive three-volume reference not only covers all of the popes (and anti-popes) from St. Peter to John Paul II, but also explores the papacy as an institution. Articles cover the inner workings--both contemporary and historical--of the Holy See, and encompass religious orders, papal encyclicals, historical events, papal controversies, the arts, and more. This set is destined to be the standard English-language reference for all issues concerning the papacy. Also inlcludes five maps.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 1824 pages
  • 241.3 x 304.8 x 151.1mm | 4,989.57g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 26 b&w photographs, bibliography, index
  • 0415922283
  • 9780415922289
  • 1,239,677

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"Contains much that is profitable, and even entertaining, for the historian and the merely curious. Like rich stew, "The Papacy has more then enough in it to satisfy many tastes."-"The Journal of Religion "An impressive 3-volume work... This Encyclopedia, the most complete and authoritative on the papacy yet published, can be highly recommended to academic libraries, seminaries, and religious institutes."-"American Reference Books Annual, 2003 "Excellent... Highly recommended for academic and public libraries, seminaries, and religious institutes."-"Journal of Church and State, Summer 2002 "This outstanding encyclopedia will add significant depth to reference collections supporting religious and historical research."-"Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews, May 2002 "The chronological scope is impressive... This reference source belongs in all major researchcollections."-"Choice, May 2002

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